Owen Thompson is MP for Midlothian

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Owen Thompson is MP for Midlothian and a member of the Scottish National Party party.

Owen Thompson has 8277 followers on Twitter.

The latest Midlothians News! https://paper.li/Owen_Thompson/1369004841?edition_id=c1c5eb20-f90c-11ec-9f39-fa163e65ae25 Thanks to @roslininstitute @Mid_Advertiser #animalstats #3rs

"[Anas Sarwar] wants to back up the Conservatives... I want to free Scotland from the Conservatives.

"That's why having the powers of independence is good for our country, including our NHS." #FMQs

Some powerful contributions in the debate I led yesterday on the merits of a UK wide public inquiry into the miners strikes of 84-85. We need to address these injustices and start to heal the wounds of the past. Watch the full debate here: https://parliamentlive.tv/Event/Index/8bce075d-227f-4a57-8435-dcc4f4069798

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Edinburgh Labour councillors have been suspended from the party for not backing their grubby deal with the Tories. Another embarrassing episode for Anas Sarwar and Scottish Labour. #VoteLabourGetTory

Alistair you tried exactly the same deliberate falsehood on me last week and eventually I had to remind you publicly that you were a self confessed proven liar - remember when you previously smeared the FM ? It is utter folly for you to do it again. When in a hole….etc etc… https://twitter.com/amcarmichaelMP/status/1541790292227022850

Alistair Carmichael MP @amcarmichaelMP

Will never cease to be of note that Nicola Sturgeon campaigned for Scotland to leave the EU in 2014. Nationalism has always come before internationalism for the SNP. https://twitter.com/Politics_co_uk/status/1541778012387123265

Great to have school trips back! Lovely outing for @StDavidsHS to London📍

@Wimbledon yesterday 🎾 and then to Westminster today, including a Q&A with Midlothian’s MP, @OwenThompson 🗣

#LondonCalling #Wimbledon2022 #ASPIRE

Thanks to all in Midlothian who contributed their views and experiences from the 84-85 miners strike ahead of today's debate calling for an inquiry. There were some excellent contributions, you can watch it in full here, from 16:30: https://parliamentlive.tv/Event/Index/8bce075d-227f-4a57-8435-dcc4f4069798

TeamMidlothian @TeamMidlothian

@OwenThompson busy prepping for his debate this afternoon on the merits of a miners’ strike inquiry - final edits to speech before it starts at 4.30. Watch on http://Parliamentlive.tv

Thanks to all the students and teachers from St Davids High School for dropping by the Parliament today, during their busy trip to London. I really enjoyed answering all their questions about my role as Midlothian's MP.

Majority of NI voters are in favour of the Protocol
55% support it, up 8% from a year ago. 38% against. 57% say Gov unilateral action unjustified. 55% say EU retaliation justified.
(LucidTalk poll for Queen’s University, Belfast)
https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/majority-of-ni-voters-are-in-favour-of-the-protocol-poll-41800239.html

SNP Westminster leader @Ianblackford_MP tells Deputy Prime Minister @DominicRaab that "there is no case for the Union".

"Why is the UK Government scared of democracy, or is it that they have simply run out of ideas to defend the failing Westminster system?"#PMQs

I am leading a debate in Westminster Hall this afternoon on the merits of a UK wide inquiry into the miners' strike of 84-85. You can watch live at 4.30pm at http://parliamentlive.tv

"Scottish democracy cannot be a prisoner of Boris Johnson"

@NicolaSturgeon says she wants to make sure #indyref2 is "lawful" adding the PM doesn't respect democracy

#KayBurley UF

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Reminder of the first paper in the Building a New Scotland series: neighbouring independent countries comparable to Scotland: wealthier, fairer, higher productivity, lower poverty than the UK #whynotscotland https://www.gov.scot/publications/independence-modern-world-wealthier-happier-fairer-not-scotland-summary/

📻Alex Cole Hamilton on @BBCRadioScot asked to make a positive case for Westminster control - he sidesteps the question and instead boasts about his constit vote in the @ScotParl election... when @theSNP & @scottishgreens won biggest pro indy majority in the history of devo

This is simply incorrect. Statements on Tuesday are normal. All parties incl Lab agreed to move drugs debate to Thursday once it was clear how many amendments had been put forward to legislation this afternoon and how long that would take, meaning the debate would be very late. https://twitter.com/michaeljmarra/status/1541784444591374339

Michael Marra MSP @michaeljmarra

Due to the First Minister’s statement on her referendum bill the debate tonight on Scotland’s drug deaths has been postponed.

Presumably someone will have already noticed that on the 19th of October 1781 General Cornwallis surrendered at Yorktown “effectively ending the American revolution and assuring America’s independence” as Wikipedia puts it. #indyref2

"What if that other voice [Westminster] we all know so well responds by saying, 'We say no, and we are the state'? Well we say ‘yes’ – and we are the people”.

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Canon Kenyon Wright #indyref2 #Indyref2023

Scottish Tories, in 2017: We'll block a referendum until 2022.

Scottish Tories in 2022: We'll keep blocking.

You're not the Conservative Party, guys, you're the Block Party

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 @scotgov has now published the Scottish Independence Referendum Bill - what you need to know:

🗓️ Date: 19 October 2023
🗳️ Question: "Should Scotland be an independent country?"
🧑‍⚖️ To be contested in Supreme Court, otherwise general election will be a de-facto referendum.

😅 Did Anas Sarwar just say that the SNP are “battling for relevance”? Where has he been for the past 10 years and what does he think has happened to Scottish Labour?

🫵 It’s now time for all of those who back independence to mobilise.

✍️ Join over half a million people who have pledged their support for Scottish independence. http://www.yes.scot/signup

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Roadmap for #IndyRef2:

📄 Publishing Referendum Bill today for vote on 19 October 2023.

🗳 Question is the same as 2014: “Should Scotland be an independent country?”

🏢 @ScotGov seeking clarity on lawfulness, with Lord Advocate referring to Supreme Court.

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 First Minister @NicolaSturgeon: “I can announce that the Scottish Government is proposing that the independence referendum be held on the 19th October 2023.”

1️⃣ Scottish Tory leader: “a vote for the SNP is a vote for another independence referendum”
2️⃣ Scotland votes for #indyref2.
3️⃣ Another independence referendum.

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Scotland will have a choice. Pledge your support at http://yes.scot/signup.

"Now is the time - at this critical moment in history - to debate and decide the future of our country.
"Now is the time to get Scotland on the right path – the path chosen by those who live here.
"Now is the time for independence."

Nicola Sturgeon

#Indyref2 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🗳️🌍

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 The mandate for #indyref2 is bigger than those of Thatcher, Blair, Cameron or Boris Johnson.

🗳️ It's time Westminster respected democracy.

✍️ Join over half a million people and pledge your support today at http://yes.Scot/signup

Attended the insightful & solution focused summit on Buffer Zones today. Well done to @backoffscotland for your excellent contribution & hope to see work taken forward quickly to make change happen. Thanks to @MareeToddMSP & @NicolaSturgeon for leading this work at pace. 👏 https://twitter.com/backoffscotland/status/1541411119453159428

Back Off Scotland @backoffscotland

Everyone at today’s summit was in agreement - we need buffer zones. And we need to work together collaboratively to get there.

Thank you @NicolaSturgeon for your support and commitment on this. ❤️

Wow. Former UK gov adviser and anti independence Jim Gallagher admits the UK is a basket case but claims Scotland must NOT have a say and instead “can lead change” in the UK.

Is a recycling of the 2014 lies really all they have?

#Indyref2 #bbcgms

The latest Midlothians News! https://paper.li/Owen_Thompson/1369004841?edition_id=433e1870-f6b1-11ec-9f39-fa163e65ae25 Thanks to @loanhead @Mid_Advertiser #straiton #loanhead

🗓 Tomorrow, FM @NicolaSturgeon will set out Scotland’s route to next year’s independence referendum.

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 The people of Scotland will choose our nation’s path forward.

📺 Tune in tomorrow at 2:20pm, at http://www.scottishparliament.tv

London is still a safe house for the world's dirty money.

We have sanctioned a few of Putin's mobsters, but the institutions of oligarchy remain intact.

📝 New @BylineTimes report 👇🏻
https://bylinetimes.com/2022/06/27/ready-britains-other-oligarchs/

The law society of Scotland identified a number of provisions that it believes to be inconsistent with the U.K.’s international law obligations says @RThomsonMP

Heather from Dalkeith Citizen's Advice Bureau will be available to speak to tomorrow at the Pantry until 2pm come down for support with your energy issues @MAEDT1 @midgov @DalkCABOfficial #makingithappen

The latest Midlothians News! https://paper.li/Owen_Thompson/1369004841?edition_id=20556d50-f5e8-11ec-9f39-fa163e65ae25 Thanks to @PenicuikRugby

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